Analytical Modeling and Design of Negative Stiffness Honeycombs

A paper entitled “Analytical Modeling and Design of Negative Stiffness Honeycombs” (Altay Zhakatayev, Zhanat Kappassov, Atakan Varol) was recently accepted for publication in the prestigious journal Smart Materials and Structures (IOP Science) with impact factor 3.543. The paper mostly describes proposed analysis and design methods of negative stiffness honeycombs. Negative stiffness honeycombs (NSHs) have unique properties, such as negative stiffness behavior, ability to sustain multiple loading-unloading cycles, relatively long plateau in force-displacement characteristics, and more. As a result, researchers and scientists are focusing their attention to understand and investigate new applications of NSH. Our paper further increases our understanding about NSH and helps to design NSH with desired behavior.